March 24, 1987 (36)
María Valverde is a Spanish actress celebrated for her role in “The Weakness of the Bolshevik,” which earned her the Goya Award for Best New Actress. She has since then become a constant presence on both Spanish and international cinema screens.
Valverde’s portfolio spans an array of genres, often showcasing her versatility and command over her craft. Notably, her performance in “Three Steps Above Heaven,” captured hearts, while her portrayal of a young Sira Quiroga in the miniseries “The Time in Between” showcased her depth and adaptability. Her Hollywood foray with the biblical drama “Exodus: Gods and Kings” proved that her skills knew no geographical bounds.
Collaboration has been a significant part of Valverde’s career. She has worked alongside many noteworthy individuals in the industry. Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, and Joel Edgerton were her co-stars in “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” In “Melissa P,” she shared the screen with Fabrizia Sacchi and Nilo Mur. Spanish talents such as Luis Tosar in “The Weakness of the Bolshevik,” Mario Casas in “Three Steps Above Heaven,” and Quim Gutiérrez in “Palm Trees in the Snow” are also notable collaborations. Directors like Ridley Scott and Montxo Armendáriz have been pivotal in shaping her career, as well as writers like Laura Esquivel in “Pierrot Lunaire” and María Dueñas in “The Time in Between.”
While she has been celebrated for various roles, the highlight of her career remains the Goya Award for Best New Actress for “The Weakness of the Bolshevik.” Moreover, her portrayal in “Madrid, 1987” garnered her a nomination for the Feroz Award for Best Leading Actress.